Research Paper Supply chain management
Performance Prediction of Green Supply Chain Using Bayesian Belief Network: Case Study of a Textile Industry

Tamanna Islam Mim; Fowzia Tasnim; Bm Adnan Rahman Shamrat; Md Doulotuzzaman Xames

Volume 11, Issue 4 , December 2022, Pages 327-348

  In managing a supply chain, the green approach has become pivotal for the sake of environmental, economic, and social sustainability. In this paper, we consider the environmental performance prediction in managing sourcing of a textile industry supply chain. Specifically, this research focuses on the ...  Read More

Research Paper
A Fuzzy BWM Approach to Prioritize Distribution Network Enablers

Nazila Adabavazeh; Atefeh Amindoust; Mehrdad Nikbakht

Volume 11, Issue 4 , December 2022, Pages 349-365

  In any country's economy, the distribution is one of the most important industries and infrastructure. The industry's 8% portion of national income, explains the wide range of this industry and consequently the key role of this industry in the supply chain of many industries in the country. Not using ...  Read More

Research Paper Design of Mechanical and Thermal Systems
Design and Development of a Wind Turbine with Flanged Diffuser Operating in Low Wind Speed Regime

Ekpenyong Akanimo Udofia; Aniekan Essienubong Ikpe; Victor Etok Udoh

Volume 11, Issue 4 , December 2022, Pages 366-377

  In this paper, the performance characteristics of a fabricated horizontal axis wind turbine with and without flanged diffusers were studied using wind tunnel experiment. Measurements of global parameters (power, torque, rotational speed efficiency, etc.) were carried out at wind speed regime between ...  Read More

Research Paper Operations Research
Productivity Improvement through Ergonomics Sub-system Concern Using MCDM with Goal Programing: A Case Study

Seife Ebeyedengel Tekletsadik

Volume 11, Issue 4 , December 2022, Pages 378-389

  Productivity improvement is important for the sustainability of the business. However, before improvement it is important to measure the existing system productivity level. In this sense, the productivity of the case company has been measured by using the PO-P approach. Using this approach, the overall ...  Read More

Research Paper
Parametric Optimization (GMAW) for the improvement of Mild Steel weld strength using Response Surface Technique

Silas Oseme Okuma; Martins Ufuoma Eki; John Damilola Oluwafemi; Chukwuekum Orumgbe

Volume 11, Issue 4 , December 2022, Pages 390-398

  The most desired strength value in any welding process is an excellent Ultimate Tensile Strength (UTS) of the weld in respect to the parent metal. Welding process parameters should be monitored and reviewed on a continuous basis due to the increased demand for structural and industrial materials with ...  Read More

Research Paper Metaheuristics Algorithms
A Genetic Algorithm for Curve Fitting by Spline Regression

Fatemeh Sogandi

Volume 11, Issue 4 , December 2022, Pages 399-410

  Curve fitting is a computational problem in which we look for a base objective function with a set of data points. Recently, nonparametric regression has received a lot of attention from researchers. Usually, spline functions are used due to the difficulty of the curve fitting. In this regard, the choice ...  Read More

Research Paper Data Envelopment Analysis, DEA
A neutral DEA model for cross-efficiency evaluation

Abbas Ghomashi Langroudi; Masomeh Abbasi

Volume 11, Issue 4 , December 2022, Pages 411-422

  The Cross-efficiency method in data envelopment analysis (DEA) has widely been used as a suitable utility for ranking decision-making units (DMUs). In this paper, for overcoming the issue of the existence of multiple optimal solutions in cross-efficiency evaluation, we use the neutral strategy to design ...  Read More